Goal! The Dream Begins

Goal! The Dream Begins
Goal! The Dream Begins
  • PG
  • 1h 58m
  • 2005
Rotten42%
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The amazingly gifted Santiago Munez, a young immigrant living in the barrios of Los Angeles, has an impossible dream -- to play soccer for a world class team. Unexpectedly getting a tryout with one of England's premier soccer clubs, Newcastle United, Santiago finds himself totally alone in a world where soccer is a religion and the players are gods. Now he not only has to prove he has the passion, talent, and determination to make it alongside the best in the world, but he has to overcome his own demons and those of others. Filled with memorable characters, great heart, and real-life soccer legends, GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS is a triumphant story about believing in your dreams.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten42%
Critics Consensus: Impressive sports action sequences are the highlight, as the run-of the-mill story invokes every known sports movie cliche.
Reviews
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

The combination of button-pushing uplift, sundry sweeping helicopter shots and a bombastic score t...

June 21, 2017
Detroit Free Press
John Monaghan
Rotten

Everything here is beyond predictable.

June 21, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

Goal! is filled with cringe-inducing scenes we've seen before many, many times.

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Soccer + melodrama. Older tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that film includes some loud and body-slamming soccer action, usually leading to someone's face bruised or a limb brutally banged. Characters lie to one another (including family members) in order to achieve ambitions. British teammates make fun of Santiago at first. A decadent star soccer player appears drunk and hung over repeatedly; he also appears with multiple sex partners (sex takes place off-screen, following brief kiss or embrace). Characters smoke cigarettes and drink, a couple of characters appear to have been snorting cocaine during a party scene, as they sniff and rub their noses.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 12, 2006
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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